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2021 Basic Electricity & Mathematics for Utility Operations

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March 30, 2021  (8:00 am - 3:00 pm)     |      NEPPA Training Center (Littleton, MA) 

August 10, 2021 (8:00 am - 3:00 pm)    |    NEPPA Training Center (Littleton, MA)


As with most in-person training, we ask that participants remain flexible as we approach the coming year.  Although every effort will be made to hold classes in-person at NEPPA's Training Center in Littleton, MA, we will likely have a combination of in-person, hybrid and virtual sessions.



Under guidance from federal, state, and local authorities, NEPPA has reopened its Headquarters/Training Center.  In-house and @Your-Site Training is being held and scheduled in accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines. 



All visitors, staff and trainers must follow the established practices and protocols to ensure the safety, health and well-being of the NEPPA community. 

Click here for NEPPA's COVID-19 Visitor Policy.



For authorization to enter the Training Center, all visitors must complete this Health Screening Form.




NEPPA is pleased to continue offering a 1-day basic and technical prerequisite course for anyone looking to attend technical programs or to gain a basic understanding of electrical theory, concepts and mathematic principles.


NEPPA's Basic Electricity & Mathematics for Utility Operations course is scheduled to be held March 30, 2021 and August 10, 2021 at the NEPPA Training Center (200 New Estate Road, Littleton, MA 01460) as part of the first day of two other technical programs.


Basic Electricity & Mathematics for Utility Operations is designed to be an introduction to the electrical concepts and mathematic principles needed to understand electricity and electrical equipment.  This course is a foundational level course that is a basis for additional course work in specific disciplines such as substation, overhead lines and metering.


Click here to download the detailed agenda.


Who Should Attend


Basic Electricity & Mathematics is designed for:

  • All field operations personnel including:
    • Meter Technicians
    • Lineworkers
    • Substation Technicians
  • Customer Service or Office Personnel looking to understand the product they sell every day
  • Supervisors or Managers transitioning from other departments or disciplines





This 1-day, in-person training will be held at:

NEPPA Training Center

200 New Estate Road

Littleton, MA 01460



Learning Objectives


  • Practice and solve mathematic problems used in electrical power measurements
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of electrical theory including electricity and magnetism
  • Ability to differentiate between how DC and AC circuits function
  • Explain the difference and interconnection of generation, transmission and distribution of electricity
  • Demonstrate an understanding of energy and demand, and the difference between Kw and Kwh
  • Ability to recognize the utmost importance of electrical safety




 Agenda details are subject to change.


8:00 am        Welcome & Introductions

8:15 am        Module 1: Basic Electricity

9:15 am        Break

9:30 am        Module 2: Basic Mathematics

10:45 am      Module 3: Electrical Safety

11:30 am      Lunch

12:00 pm      Module 4: Electric Power & Energy

12:45 pm      Module 5: Power System Overview

1:45 pm        Final Exam

2:30 pm        Review Final

2:45 pm        Certificates of Completion

3:00 pm        Adjourn



Click here to download the detailed agenda.


Course Prerequisites


There is no prerequisite for Basic Electricity & Mathematics for Utility Operations.  This course is a basic, foundational course for NEPPA's technical training programs.




Registration fees include coffee and lunch each day.  If you have any dietary or other restrictions, please note them on your registration.


Members: $245
Non-Members: $415



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Cancellations are accepted until Tuesday, March 16, 2021 or Tuesday, July 27, 2021 (or two weeks prior to the start of the class), respectively.  Substitutions may be made at any time prior to the start of the class.




Thomas (Tom) Succi, Technical & Safety Trainer

TSucciTom has worked in metering in New England for the past 48 years as a meter technician, instructor, engineer and manager. He has created instructional programs and taught in the region for most of his career and also ran the meter apprentice training for many years at National Grid as a Principal Trainer.


He recently retired as the Supervisor of Meter Test and Engineering at United Illuminating and looks forward to continuing his career as an instructor. Tom holds a BS and an AS in Engineering Technology as well as an advanced certificate in Management from WPI.


Tom and his wife Arlene currently reside in Connecticut.



Lodging is not included in your registration fees and must be arranged directly with the hotel. If you need overnight accommodations, please contact any of the following hotels directly and be sure to mention you’re with NEPPA (or the appropriate code/account number) to receive the negotiated rate:


Courtyard by Marriott Littleton - King: $155/night + tax; Queen/Queen: $165/night + tax

102 Constitution Avenue

Littleton, MA 01460

(978) 440-5040 - If calling to make your reservation, be sure to mention either NEPPA or Northeast Public Power

Click here to make your reservation online using the Corporate Rate: BZL *** Due to COVID, please call the hotel directly.


Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center - $99/night + tax

242 Adams Place

Boxboro, MA 01719

(978) 263-8701


The Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center - $109/night + tax (with breakfast)

219 Littleton Road

Westford, MA 01886

(978) 692-8200

Click here to make your reservation online using the Rate Access Code: NEPPA.


SpringHill Suites Devens Common Center - $129/night + tax

27 Andrews Parkway

Devens, MA 01434

(978) 772-3030

Click here to make your reservation online.


Hilton Garden Inn Devens - $129/night + tax

59 Andrews Parkway

Devens, MA 01434

(978) 772-0600

Click here to make your reservation online using the Group Code: BZL.





Please contact or call the office at (978) 540-2200.